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After hearing about @Liberapay's issues with Medium yesterday (and offering to help them out), we've put up our official discount policy for open source projects (TL;DR: get our Casual plan for free).


Custom Javascript is now live for Pro users! Just go to your blog's Customize page to add a snippet of code.

Note: this will only work when your blog is on our writeas.com subdomain or a custom domain (we'll update the app to reflect this soon).

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Pro users will now find a 30-day visitor overview on their blog's Stats page!

Just fixed a bug that popped up when toggling the editor theme, caused by Chrome extensions like Google Voice.

We also learned that Grammarly really messes up the editor. While we wait for them to (hopefully) fix it, here's how to disable the extension while you're on Write.as. support.grammarly.com/hc/en-us

We're partially localized in Swedish now, too! 🇸🇪 (Thanks @konc!)

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“‘Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have the same business model,’ says Balkan. ‘If Cambridge Analytica can sway elections and referenda with a relatively small subset of Facebook’s data, imagine what Facebook can and does do with the full set.’”


Blogs and posts are now partially localized in German 🇩🇪 and Macedonian 🇲🇰

Thanks again to our translators! write.as/thanks

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Markdown is:

1. Transparent. /Commonly-used/ symbols do what you would expect them to.

53. Intuitive. Lists are numbered in order, even when you explicitly specify a different order.

3. Flexible. HTML can be embedded as long as you don’t actually need it:

<div class=“silent-error”>

This is a code block for some reason! Exciting!


A little peek at what Snap.as pricing will look like: we.snap.as/pricing-plans

Good news! A yearly Pro subscription is now only $40.

If you're already an annual Pro subscriber, get the new pricing by switching to the monthly plan and then back again, as shown here. write.as/me/plan writing.exchange/media/ct2vEGF

Now you can include external links and general Markdown in your post titles, like this:

# [A Place to Write](write.as)

...great for when you want to write Daring Fireball-style posts where you reference an article in the title.

Now you can delete Snap.as photos, and it'll let you know if doing so will mess up any of your Write.as posts 👍 writing.exchange/media/uNhNn_K

Version 2.0 of the Android app: coming by the end of March, for real this time.


Some pricing changes coming next week — specifically, the price for an annual Pro subscription is dropping to $40


Slight improvement to post titles and slugs tonight: no more image URLs showing up in slugs, and we now fall back to a photo's alt text if necessary.

If you were encountering issues editing post metadata in Safari and other non-Chrome or -Firefox browsers before, those issues are no more! ✨

Now we're partially localized in Russian

Would you rather compose your posts in Vim? Now you can publish straight to Write.as with this awesome Vim plugin from @Internationalgithub.com/Internationa1/write

Certain elements of blogs are now localized in Japanese!